Eggs go in and out of fashion on a regular basis. Full of cholesterol, they are considered a big no-no for a healthy nutrition and a veritable dietary sin. But, what is life without an occasional egg for breakfast? Scientists say that there is no reason not to enjoy eggs, unless you are diabetic. But, one is enough.
Eggs are not the villains we thought
A recent study conducted by Dr. Hu from the Harvard University reviewed eight studies that evaluated the effects of eggs consumption on heart health and the increased risk of stroke. The studies, which involved 263,938 participants, found that there is no scientific evidence that one egg a day can negatively affect the heart health or increase the risk for stroke. The effects were the same for people of all ages and of both sexes.
Diabetics are the only people who absolutely have to stay away from eggs, since eggs in their diet place them at risk of hemorrhagic stroke and increase their risk of heart disease.
The studies that were analyzed did not investigate the effects of two or three eggs a day. While the researchers believe that more than one egg would be just too much, they have no data to back up this opinion. Another fact that was missing from the eggs analysis is the way they were cooked. It is not the same eating eggs boiled, poached or fried.
What is in an egg ?
Eggs have much more than just cholesterol. One egg has only 70 calories. Eggs are rich source of protein, iron, vitamins A, D, E, B12, folates, selenium, choline, lutein and zeaxanthin. The number of ways you can eat an egg is so huge that you can eat an egg every single day and never get bored. And just if you are wondering, white and brown eggs have exactly the same nutritious value